Have you ever seen an office like the one below? How did it make you feel? Are you living in a situation where you are disorganized? It is very important to be an organized leader. I have visited offices like the one above, but fortunately I have never let my own get quite so bad. When I walked out of offices like that, I felt like I needed to get some fresh air so I could breathe clearly again. When you are not an organized leader, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and lose focus. Sooner or later that leads to less productivity.
Recently, I began to feel like I was no longer an organized leader. My office was becoming unorganized. I had too many stacks of papers on my desk and emails in my inbox. I felt like I was drowning. On Friday of that week, I decided to organize my desk and my emails. I set up folders for each project and got them arranged so I knew exactly where everything was. From there I went through my emails and identified which ones needed responses and which ones I could file. Once everything was filed, I made a list of all my priorities and their time line for completion. Being an organized leader helped me feel like I could breathe more clearly again.
Benefits From Being The Organized Leader
If you are unorganized, you will be challenged in many ways. As an organized leader you will find major benefits from your organization. The following three benefits will come as you become the organized leader.
Organized leaders with a task-list will be able to see exactly what they need to do and when they need to do it. This allows them to prioritize their time more effectively because all their work is lined out. As they work on each project, they are more effective since they are able to dedicate their full attention to the task at hand. Organized leaders don’t worry that they are missing something while they work on specific projects because they see everything they need to do and when it needs to be done. This greatly increases overall productivity.
Once leaders get everything organized, stress is alleviated. Organized leaders no longer fear that something unknown will come to haunt them because they missed it. Organized leaders feel confidence in what they do instead of stress. Since they are organized, they don’t get caught off guard. Organization significantly reduces stress.
Increased Working Space
Organized leaders have more space on their desk which gives them more space to review or work on projects. Organized leaders are able to respond to their employees and customers with ease because they don’t have overflowing paperwork on their desk.
There are many other benefits as well that come with organization. What challenges have you seen from disorganization? How did you handle it? What benefits have you seen from being organized? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!